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ITD Exploring Wildlife-detection System in Northern Idaho to Improve Driver Safety

February 12, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

NORTHERN IDAHO - Collisions between wildlife and vehicles can be a big problem, and common in rural states such as Idaho. Those collisions account for more than $8.4 billion nationwide each year, and cost Idaho a total of nearly $20 million last year. The…

FAA: Think Twice About “Drone Registration” Firms

November 16, 2015 - in Corporate

Nov. 16, 2015—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants unmanned aircraft owners to know that there's no need to work with a “drone registration”…

Hiroshima to Install Sensors to Detect Landslides

August 23, 2014 - in Erosion control, Maintenance, Sensors

The central government and Hiroshima Prefectural Government plan to place mudslide sensors in the northern part of the prefecture where at least 90 people…

UAE to Implement Advanced Transportation System with Radar, Fog Sensors and Electronic Signs

The UAE will introduce within months an advanced system using smart tower radars, fog sensors, and electronic signs to provide early fog and visibility warnings along with reduced speed limits on motorways to avert pile-ups, a top official told the Federal…

Landslide Sensors May Save Lives Worldwide

December 27, 2013 - in Emergency, Sensors

Using technology found in cell phones, inexpensive sensors being tested at Monte Sano State Park might one day soon save lives by giving advance warning of deadly landslides in at-risk areas around the world. The wireless test sensors are installed around…

An App that Takes on Pothole Season

April 14, 2013 - in Transportation

Developers from TAXI Canada have created an iPhone application aimed at recording and avoiding potholes. As the roadways thaw from the cold winter, pavement is cracking up everywhere. This application notified drivers of upcoming potholes, and automated the…

Newfoundland’s Moose Detection System Out of Order

April 14, 2013 - in Transportation

Part of a high-tech moose sensor system designed to warn drivers that animals are near or on the highway has been out of order for weeks. The Newfoundland and Labrador government spent $1.5 million installing two sets of columns with infrared sensors on the…

Newfoundland's Moose Detection System Out of Order

April 14, 2013 - in Transportation

Part of a high-tech moose sensor system designed to warn drivers that animals are near or on the highway has been out of order for weeks. The Newfoundland and Labrador government spent $1.5 million installing two sets of columns with infrared sensors on the…

Trimble Acquires Refraction Technology Assets to Extend its Scientific Research and Structural Monitoring Solutions

October 5, 2012 - in Corporate, Oil & Gas, Sensors

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has acquired assets of privately-held Refraction Technology, Inc. (REF TEK) of Plano, Texas, a leading provider of seismic sensors and high-frequency data logging systems. The asset acquisition is expected to…